moderately formal; requiring a dinner jacket

he wore semiformal attire


a black-tie dinner

Syn: ↑semiformal, ↑semi-formal
Similar to: ↑formal

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/blak"tuy"/, adj.
requiring that guests wear semiformal attire, esp. that men wear black bow ties with tuxedos or dinner jackets: a black-tie dance. Cf. white-tie.

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black-tie adjective

a black-tie occasion

Thesaurus: words used to describe social eventshyponym
Main entry: black tie

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1. a black bow tie such as is worn with a dinner jacket or tuxedo.
2. evening dress that includes a black bow tie and dinner jacket or tuxedo.
black-tie «BLAK TY», adjective.
of or having to do with a formal affair at which a black tie is worn: »

The dinner was a black-tie affair.

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— used to describe a formal social event at which men wear black ties and tuxedos and women wear formal dresses

a black-tie dinner

compare white-tie

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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